Legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, who died in 1999, is headed back to theaters with a new film project. Variety reports that his Civil War drama “The Downslope,” which Kubrick wrote in 1956, will be produced as a film trilogy by Marc Forster.
Forster, whose credits include “World War Z,” “Finding Neverland” and “Monsters Ball,” will direct the first film and will produce the entire trilogy, Variety reports.
“Lauren Selig (‘Lone Survivor’), Barry Levine (‘Oblivion’) and Reneé Wolfe (‘All I See Is You’) will be producing with Forster,” Variety reports. “Selig initiated the project with producers/rights holders Phil Hobbs (‘Full Metal Jacket’) and Steve Lanning, who are also serving as producers.”
The report adds: “The movie has the full support and encouragement of the Kubrick family. Kubrick wrote the script following the release of his allegorical war film ‘Fear and Desire,’ and prior to directing his World War I drama ‘Paths of Glory.’ Both films were cautionary, anti-war stories.”
Kubrick was a 13-time Oscar nominee whose films included “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “A Clockwork Orange” and “Dr. Strangelove.” He won an Oscar in 1969 for special visual effects for “2001.”